H6 W14 – Romulus and Remus

Summary of Lesson 53 – History Week 14 Review

          In this week’s review, my teacher asked me to summarize one of the lessons from the past week, so here’s my summary of the story of Romulus and Remus. 

          In the beginning of the story, a man becomes king with his brother also racing him to the throne, and the king’s brother’ daughter had two young boys despite her forced vow to never marry… therefore, the king (named Amulius) had the two boys (named Romulus and Remus) thrown into the river Tiber.  Luckily, they both landed in a stout basket, and they floated downriver.  A while later, an olive tree’s root upset the basket, sending the little boys onto the beach.  There a mother wolf found them, and took them to her den.  The wolf then raised them, until Amulius’s brother’s (Numitor) farmer noticed them fooling around.  He and his wife then took care of them while they grew up to be strong, healthy, active young men.  They then found out that they were princes by happenstance, and they were brought to Numitor their grandfather.  They did not know him, and went home unknowing.  They then went out to make a new city, unlike what Numitor told them, which was to retake Alba (the city they lived in), and went home unknowing.  They then went out to make a new city, unlike what Numitor told them, which was to retake Alba (the city that Amulius was ruling).  Instead, they both went out to make new cities.  They decided that one should be king of the city, and they started a dispute.  Remus went to one hill, Romulus to another.  Both claimed they saw the sign, and in the dispute, they walked away.  Then, Romulus started building a city on his choice to put the city (Palatine Hill) and made a little wall.  Remus made fun of Romulus’s wall, and hopped over it.  Romulus whacked Remus on the head with a shovel, said, “so perish all who jump my wall.” And Remus died.  Therefore, the name Rome comes from Rom-ulus, and so the story is that Romulus therefore founded Rome, which would become a huge empire later.

The Sabine Women

          After the founding of Rome by Romulus, he was king, and noticed that there were only men coming to his city, no women.  So, he planned a meeting, and a feast to honor the god Neptune.  When the Sabines (a neighboring tribe with lots of women) came, the men of Rome stole away enough wives for everybody, and they all had wives.  However, the Sabine men declared war because their daughters had been stolen.  The women pleaded with the men not to fight, said they were happy with their new husbands, and so the Sabines and Romans combined as one because of the pleading of the Sabine Women. 

 

romulus-and-remusThat’s it for today’s essay, I hope you liked it!

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Science Photos for Today – Lightsabers Ahoy!

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Macro Photography – Lesson 123

Macro Photography – Lesson 123

          In today’s lesson, I learned about iPhone photography in Camera + 6, in the new Macro mode. It’s really easy to use, all you have to do is open up the toolbar, press the flower icon, and shoot away!  This guy explains it really well.

 

This guy uses an iPhone, and Camera+ 6.

The Liebster Award – Answers

Thanks to Homeschool Travelers for nominating me for the Liebster award, here are the questions asked and then my answers.

Questions:

  1. What movie can you watch over and over again w/o getting bored?
  2. Are you a morning or a night person?
  3. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
  4. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?
  5. What calms you down when you’re angry.
  6. What is your favorite activity to do on vacation?
  7. If you were an Olympic athlete, what sport would you choose
  8. Would you want to choose how you die or when you want to die?
  9. If you can learn any skill, what would it be?
  10. If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
  11. What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list and why?

Answers:

  1. Definitely Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl.
  2. Neither.  I don’t like going to sleep, and I don’t like getting up.
  3. comedy.
  4. become a Geologist!  I ❤ rocks
  5. a good book on my Kindle Paperwhite.
  6. read, or play a board game.
  7. a would probably do track.  XD I’m homeschooled so I don’t do that
  8. yes and yes.
  9. music
  10. 11 – Childhood is Good
  11. to live a good life w/o videogames.

Thanks to Homeschooled Travelers for nominating me for the Liebster Award, I hope you guys out there got to know a little more about me, Thank you!

Photos – Macro mode – Science Lesson 122

Today I took some more photos in Macro mode on the Eos rebel , all I had to do to get there was to switch to the flower icon. It’s really simple.

Salt shaker
Salt shaker
Digital timer
Digital timer
another digital timer
another digital timer
toothpicks
toothpicks
muddy shoes
muddy shoes
batteries & junk
batteries & junk
more stuff
more stuff
hothands box
hothands box
gloves
gloves
wii remote
wii remote
another wii remote
another wii remote
yet another wii remote
yet another wii remote
cords
cords
Tv remote
Tv remote
our roadsign
our roadsign
our roadsign again
our roadsign again
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clip
cool lightswitch cover
cool lightswitch cover
doorknob
doorknob

So, I’ll be back Monday, See you then !  😉

H6 W13 – The Story of the Aeneid

For today’s essay, I’m supposed to rewrite the story of the Aeneid in my own words, summarizing it.  Here goes.

 

A long time ago, during the time that ancient Greece was attacking Troy, a hardy young man decided that he thought that he should run away from the Greeks, and make a new city.  So, that’s what he did.  He gathered up his family, packed his belongings, and drove out the back gate of Troy.  He wandered about with his family, until his oxen died of strain. He then abandoned much of his belongings there where his oxen died, and then his family ate the oxen.  After that ran out, his family died.  He was then alone.  He wandered the edge of the Mediterranean for many years, until he became a strong, smart, and healthy man.  He kept wandering the Mediterranean edge for more time, and then he found what was to become Rome.  He settled down, and he was happy.  Later, lots of families started settling down around him, and he became a king.  He then found a wife, and had children.  Over time his family grew and thy had a boy named Caesar Augustus.  This young boi quickly thrived and learned fast.  Therefore, since he had been born of Aeneas’ blood, he was rightful king, and so it was said.

It was true that some Trojan nobles escaped and started new colonies, most of which failed.  Some survived, and it is credibly possible that Roman blood is really Trojan blood, but it is unlikely.  The other story of Romulus and Remus may not be explained here, but it is completely outlandish.  For example, take that they were princes and they were brought up by a she-wolf.  That’s just plain silly, if you ask me.  I think the Aeneid MIGHT be true, but it’s unlikely.  That’s it for today’s essay!